Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library Contact: Atlanta University Center, 111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 Phone: 404.978.2000 Web:www.auctr.edu
Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library is using this grant in collaboration with Spelman College Archives in order to preserve and make accessible photographic collections dating from the 1890s to 2000. These collections document the history of seven of the Atlanta University Center institutions - Atlanta University, Clark College, Clark Atlanta University, Gammon Theological Seminary, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College. Through this project 35,000 photographs will be available for research, study, exhibition, and publication. The aim of this grant is to preserve and make available photos dating from the 1890s to 2000 that document the history of Atlanta University Center institutions.
Project staff members from the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library and Spelman College Archives worked diligently to complete the project goals. The photographs were sorted, identified, and descriptive information placed into an electronic database. Also the photographs were inserted into protective sleeves as a preservation measure and housed into protective boxes, folders, and file cabinets as appropriate. Selected items are being sent to the CCAHA for conservation treatment.